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Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jnr could be in line for a sensational showdown between sons of two of British boxing’s iconic figures.
The pair's teams will try to work out a deal for a catchweight contest between light-middleweight and middleweight. It could happen as early as this autumn, although no contracts have been signed yet. Cardiff's Principality Stadium is one possible venue should the fight get agreed for later in the year.
Eubank Jnr, 32, has other options on the table, including the potential of another all-British affair with Liam Smith should he stay with Sky Sports, who he is under contract with. He is currently in Las Vegas, having been seen partying with PSG star Neymar in recent weeks.
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Benn, 25, also has other potential opponents including former world welterweight champion Keith Thurman.
Eddie Hearn claimed on Wednesday that the all-British fight is not the "front runner" for Benn at the moment but that he is due to talk to Eubank Jnr's promoter Kalle Sauerland this week after the latter's return from Australia. Hearn did admit it could be the 'one of the biggest fights of all time in Britain'.
The Destroyer is the son of former two-weight world champion Nigel, who had two epic battles with Chris Eubank Snr in 1990 and 1993.
The duel between Benn and Eubank Jnr had been mooted earlier this year but it was thought to be a future fight when the former had moved up in weight. But the possibility of the fight happening rose in recent weeks with Eubank Jnr eager for a marquee fight having seen hopes of challenging middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin dashed with the Kazakh star moving up to face Canelo Alvarez.
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The idea of facing Eubank Jnr was put to Benn in early June and now talks have taken place but neither fighter has put pen to paper.
Eubank Jnr has not fought since he beat Liam Williams on Sky Sports in February. The idea of him taking on Benn had been previously seen as fanciful.
But now it is could be much closer to reality. Benn Snr and Eubank Snr were bitter rivals during a boom era in British boxing. The pair tussled it out in front of millions on terrestrial TV. Their first fight was for the WBO middleweight title in Birmingham.
Eubank Snr stopped his foe in the ninth round of a bruising battle. It took three years for the rematch which took place at a sold out Old Trafford in Manchester.
The clash for the WBC and WBO super-middleweight titles ended in a draw and the pair never fought each other again. But their sons could continue the family feud in a fight that would split opinion but still bring in huge numbers on DAZN pay-per-view.
Benn called out Eubank Jnr back in February after the Brighton man had beaten Williams.
Eubank said at the time: “It's a fight that if it were to happen, it would be massive. It would be crazy, what fight fan wouldn't want to see it? It's two legends sons fighting each other. We're both doing big things in the boxing world. It doesn't make much sense right now. In a couple years, if Conor Benn fills out a little bit and I wanna have a bit of fun, we can get it on."
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